Lovers on Musashi Plain, from the series Once a Man... (Mukashi otoko), based on Tales of Ise (Ise monogatari)

「むかし男」 武蔵野に逃れた男女

Japanese
Edo period
about 1762–64 (Hôreki 12–Meiwa 1)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770), Publisher Enamiya (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #025; Matsuba, "Engeki no Ise monogatari...," in Ukiyo-e geijuitsu 165 (2008), p. 65. fig. 18; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #18, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 75

Dimensions

Hosoban; 28.3 x 13.8 cm (11 1/8 x 5 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4590

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (mizu-e); color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Poem: Musashino wa/ kyô wa na yaki so/ wakakusa no/ tsuma mo komoreri/ ware mo komoreri

Signed

Suzuki Harunobu ga
鈴木春信画

Provenance

August 1919, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frederick W. Gookin; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection